Tag: Practically Conscious

Living the Yoga Life

013 Justin Mccoy – Quietly Doing Big Things

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Justin Mccoy is an American Soto Zen Buddhist Monk

who grew up in and around Los Angeles.  After four years in architecture school, he left to become a monk.  Justin spends much of his time in quiet meditation, but he is also working to create the largest Zen Buddhist Temple outside of Japan.  In our conversation, we talk about cultivating happiness, the importance of natural learning for children, the paradox of the self being one with the universe, traditional Japanese building techniques, and much more.  Justin’s is a fascinating story… enjoy!

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You can support Justin and the Soto Zen Temple project at tenpyozan.org

If you are interested in Soto Zen Buddhism, check out szba.org

The Institute for Humanistic Education and Parenting, Play Mountain Place

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Below are images of the design and construction of the temple:

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Living the Yoga Life

012 Paige Elenson – The Woman Who Brought Yoga…

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Paige Elenson is a major force in the world

and the co-founder of the Africa Yoga Project, which currently brings yoga to over 250,000 people each year in Africa.  In this episode of Practically Conscious, I talk with Paige about how she started on this journey, living in Kenya, her amazing teacher training program where students from the west travel to Africa and sponsor two local aspiring yoga teachers, plus the Seva Safari opportunity for service in Kenya.

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Additionally, Paige and I talk about transforming limitations into possibilities, using meditation and yoga to figure out what is important to you, plus the tools and the skill sets you can develop to make things possible.

Useful links from the show:

The Africa Yoga Project

info@africayogaproject.org

Baron Baptiste Yoga

 

Thanks for listening!

Thanks again for listening! If the show has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on this page.

Additionally, reviews of the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They help the show to get to more people, and I would be super grateful.

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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to drop me an email at chris@chrisbrownstudios.com

Namaste Everybody!

-Chris

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Living the Yoga Life

010 Eric Picard – On Ships, Love, and Serving

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IN THIS EPISODE OF PRACTICALLY CONSCIOUS,

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I TALK WITH ERIC PICARD,

About his adventures on merchant ships from South America, to Europe, the Middle East, and around the world, to his climbing the ranks to become a Captain of ocean going vessels.  Eric’s career then shifted to diplomacy and international relations through  USAID.  He has been in most of the world’s dangerous places, places where many of us don’t get a chance to go, such as North Korea, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, and Iraq.

The last several years, Eric has focused on civil and political rights in the developing world.  We discuss the toll this type of work, helping populations on a large scale, can have on people, and some of the tools that are used to keep people healthy and fulfilled.

He is currently exploring a career shift to become a writer.

One of the books Eric recommends in the show is Dan Buettner’s, The Blue Zones.

Enjoy the show!

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to drop me an email at chris@chrisbrownstudios.com

Namaste Everybody!

-Chris

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